Thursday, July 21, 2005

Amazing,...and a little bit crazy, new friends!

Hey guys, my blog has been on hiatus for a while but as I´m reading everyone else´s I´m realizing that´s a fairly common occurance this summer. I have been having a blast working with lots of new and old friends. We´re in the middle of mission group season and it´s been so much fun to see old friends and meet new ones. Tiffany Willis spent a great 6 weeks here and we learned so much from each other. I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet her. A few weeks ago a group arrived from Faragut, TN and life as I knew it changed. Talk about a crazy bunch of kids. I can´t believe how quickly they became a part of my extended family. They were here for 2 weeks (with the exception of Mark who was only here about a week, slacker) and when they left I felt like a part of me went with them. We built several houses, did some painting, built onto a couple of church buildings, and learned all the words to ¨Build me up, Buttercup¨. It´s amazing what a few people can accomplish with God as their strength. At the end of their time we spent a few days in Roatan, which is an amazing island off of the coast of Honduras. I had never been and I had a blast. It was so beautiful. We had little cabins on our own private beach. Ask me and I´ll tell you more about it. A group of girls was also here from OKC and it was a blessing to get to know them better and act as their surrogate mother for a few weeks. They taught me so much about trusting God and sharing my faith. Well that´s all I´ve got for right now. My favorite group from last summer began arriving today and the whole group will be here by Saturday. I´m looking forward to working with them and then heading home next weekend!!! I love you guys.